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Historical Fragments  

The expedition commanded by Pedro Alvares Cabral took 44 days to arrive in the New World. The map below shows the route of the caravels, from the River Tejo, in Portugal, to the River Frade, on the Brazilian coast. Click on the options on the left to learn more about the story, the characters and the navigation techniques used on the voyage.

1 Rio Tejo
2 Canary Islands
3 Cape Verde
4 Ship disappears
5 Calmarias
6 Change to the West
7 Bahia de Todos os Santos
8 Signs of Dry Land
9 River Frade